Summary: At Rs. 85,000 the 7D is an attractive option for those looking for a high performance dSLR camera. Image quality is top notch, and if you want better, you need to look at a full frame. Noise is very well controlled for a crop sensor and the 7D is exceptionally sturdy. The 7D is also highly configurable and has a list of features a mile wide.
Pros: Very solidly built and nicely weather sealed, Very ergonomically positioned buttons and dials that are highly configurable, Highly intuitive interface and lots of customisable options, Fast, reliable AF system, Capable of excellent quality results across the board, and in a variety of shooting conditions, Consistent metering system that produces neutral, clean image, Excellent viewfinder, large, bright and informative, 8 fps in burst mode, highly suitable for sports a...
Cons: ISO 6400 performance will not satisfy those used to full frames, Metering has issues with incandescent lighting, especially yellow lighting, though all dSLRs goof up here, and the 7D is better than many, Loss in finer detail and smearing of textures when shooting red subjects, particularly darker hues, Expensive to buy in India, Needs good lenses for the sensor to show its mettle
Summary: If you can justify the price tag it's hard to fault Canon's new APS-C flagship. With class-leading image quality, fast operation and excellent handling the EOS 7D is everything a semi-pro model should be--and the excellent movie mode will be a welcome bonus to those that like their pictures to move. Arguably the best APS-C SLR on the market today.
Pros: Class-leading detail and resolution at base ISO, good per-pixel sharpness, Very good low-light performance, low noise levels and good retention of detail, 8 frames per second continuous shooting speed, Thanks to Dual Digic 4 processors very quick and responsive performance, Excellent build quality with magnesium body and environmental sealing, Good ergonomics, well shaped and comfortable hand grip, Improved button and control layout over 50D/5D Mark II, Highly customi...
Cons: Unreliable white balance under artificial lighting, Slight tendency to overexpose in contrasty conditions, Occasional jagged lines in 720p video, No built-in AF illuminator
Conclusion: The Canon EOS 7D is one of the best midrange D-SLRs money can buy. But if you don't need comprehensive video recording features or ultra-high-resolution images, there are a handful of competing D-SLRs that produce comparable image quality for half the price.
Pros: Excellent still-image and HD-video quality. Fast performance. Various HD video recording options.
Cons: Pricey. Video recording is not as simple as with a dedicated camcorder.
Conclusion: We have no reservations about giving the Canon EOS 7D an Editor’s Choice designation – it’s a great DSLR that just so happens to record high-definition videos. The big question, though: Is the camera worth its steep asking price? Happily, the answer is yes, since it’s an investment that will pay you back for years to come in terms of great photos. Moreover, for those who enjoy a challenge, it will take some time to learn all of the device’s capabilities.
Pros: Great 18MP photo quality, Blazing fast 8 fps shooting, Pinpoint focusing, Just so happens to take HD videos
Cons: Expensive, Heavy—it’s a commitment, Video focusing takes practice, Considerable learning curve
Conclusion: The camera has a mouth-watering specification, especially if you like things fast and detailed. For the picky user, the initial noise levels seen at 100% with an ISO 100 image taken on a grey day were enough to raise an eyebrow. But that was all, and the final print results certainly quashed any initial concerns we had.
Summary: The Canon EOS 7D digital SLR is designed for users who want fast shooting performance. That means sports photographers, nature photographers, and basically anyone who needs to freeze-frame a fast-moving subject.
A Canon D-SLR built for speed -- perfect for action photography
Good Gear Guide.au
5 November 2010
Summary: The Canon EOS 7D is definitely for the action photographer: It has a fast burst mode and captures huge images. Its high ISO performance is very good, but we found its focus to be hit and miss.
Pros: Fast burst mode, solid body, versatile focusing modes, very good high ISO performance
Cons: Focusing wasn't always accurate, could use more accessible focus controls